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One person was wounded Wednesday afternoon in a shooting attack on the border between Israel and the Gaza Strip.

The victim is a construction worker employed by a contractor for the construction of a new barrier between Israel and the Hamas-ruled enclave. He was lightly wounded in the attack, and was treated by paramedics on the scene before being evacuated to a hospital for treatment.

The IDF has launched an investigation into the incident.

Shortly afterwards, an IDF spokesperson announced that Israel had responded to the shooting attack with tank fire on Hamas positions in the Gaza Strip.

"In response to the wounding of an Israeli citizen near the fence along the northern Gaza Strip, IDF tanks are currently attacking military positions of the Hamas terrorist organization."